March 29, 2017 - OMAX Corp., manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, announced today that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This latest edition of the ISO 9001 quality management standard covers design, development, production and service and ensures the company has a process for continuous improvement in all four areas.
March 29, 2017 - Messe Düsseldorf will participate in Interwire 2017 in order to promote its “Join the best – worldwide” portfolio of international wire and cable trade fairs. Trade shows for metal production, processing and finishing, for wires, cables and tubes, iron and steel have a long tradition in Düsseldorf, Germany.
March 22, 2017 - Nucor Corp. will invest $85 million to upgrade the rolling mill at its steel bar mill in Marion, Ohio, which producers rebar and signposts.
March 22, 2017 - World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1 percent increase compared to February 2016. It should be noted that there were 29 days in February 2016.
March 22, 2017 - The test helps manufacturers, consumers, and laboratories verify that an alloy’s composition is within the needed limits through an analysis method called “inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry” (ICP-AES).
March 14, 2017 - Fairfield Aluminum Castings Company has retained Equity Partners HP to seek refinancing or a buyer for this 70-year-old aluminum foundry, specializing in sand and permanent mold products.
March 17, 2017 - Novelis announced it has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with next-generation car company, NIO, to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles.
March 17, 2017 - Steel Dynamics Inc. projects its first quarter 2017 earnings will be much higher than for the same 2016 period. Profitability within steelmaking operations is expected to meaningfully increase in comparison to fourth quarter, based on both higher shipments and metal spread expansion.
March 16, 2017 - Nucor Corp. says its expected improvement in earnings in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 is primarily due to the performance of its sheet and plate mills.
March 10, 2017 - The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) commends the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for their unanimous vote today to extend the existing antidumping and countervailing duties orders on aluminum extrusions from China.
March 9, 2017 - The Aluminum Association’s Trade Enforcement Working Group today filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of certain aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China are causing material injury to the domestic industry. This action is part of the industry’s broad trade strategy to address Chinese overcapacity throughout the value chain.
March 9, 2017 - The Material Works announced that on February 6, 2017, the most advanced EPS technology platform – the EPS Generation 3 Coil Line – processed its first coil at the TMW Technology Center in Red Bud, Illinois.
March 2, 2017 - Nucor Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina, acquired the assets of Omega Joist, a subsidiary of Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. Omega Joist produces open web steel joists at its plant in Nisku, Alberta, and has sales offices in western British Columbia and southern Alberta.
March 1, 2017 - Synalloy Corporation today announced that its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, has closed on the purchase of Marcegaglia USA’s stainless steel pipe and tube operations. The purchase price for the transaction of $14.95 million includes primarily the stainless steel pipe and tube manufacturing equipment and inventory assets of the business.
March 1, 2017 - Citing growth in sales and the potential for expanding into foreign markets, TigerStop has opened a new office in Mexico City and has hired Gregorio Aspeitia as the National Sales Manager for Mexico.
February 28, 2017 - “Wilbur Ross’ clear focus on the challenges that the steel industry is facing, and his intent to use all of the tools at his disposal to ensure a level playing field, is great news for the domestic steel industry,” says Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute.
February 287, 2017 - Russia is proposing the creation of an OPEC-like organization for the global aluminum industry, TASS news agency quoted Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov as saying on Monday.
February 28, 2017 - SSAB's, LKAB's and Vattenfall's initiative for a carbon-dioxide-free steel industry has gained additional support from The Swedish Energy Agency. The agency passed a resolution to finance a 4-year long research project for SEK 99 million. At the same time, the three companies behind the initiative, SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall, have decided to form a corporate joint venture to spur on this initiative.
February 27, 2017 - Bahar Pars, leading actress in "A Man Called Ove", will step on the Academy Awards red carpet dressed in Swedish steel. The unique dress, designed by Swedish fashion designer Naim Josefi, is decorated with 6,000 steel sequins. She will also wear a 3D-printed steel necklace in the form of two hands, also designed by Josefi.
February 24, 2017 - Cutting heavy gage HRS and the newer, higher strength steels can take a real toll on your shear blades. As a result, more frequent blade changes are required which results in additional down time. Red Bud Industries’ heavy gage shears with quick change knife cassettes make quick work of changing blades. With their “switchblade” system, what used to take hours can now be done in as little as a few minutes.